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Contracting Cultures: Indigenous Intellectual Property and the Creative Commons
In intellectual property, there has been much interest of late in the creative use of contract law - especially with the development of the Creative Commons. By necessity, Indigenous communities have been pioneers in the creative use of contract law. In light of the glacial progress to reform legislative regimes and international treaties to protect traditional knowledge, Indigenous peoples have been forced to make creative use of contract law in order to protect their cultural interests. Rather
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Clear Thinking about National Security: Why is it so Hard?
We often behave as if National Security is too important to think clearly about.  Some risks are ignored, while others are exaggerated.  Policies are adopted to meet threats without any clear idea of what exactly the threat is, how serious it might be, and how it could most cost-effectively be addressed.  Major decisions are made on the most slender of bases: invading Iraq, rebuilding Afghanistan, toughening terrorism laws, buying battleships, have all been undertaken without due
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Unravelling the mysteries of chromsomes
The DNA in our cells is tightly packed into structures called chromosomes. The role of the physical structure of chromosomes in diseases and genetics is being explored thanks to recent advances in technology that allow scientists to look at how the DNA is packaged into chromatin- the structures that form chromosomes. In this lecture Dr Grigoryev will discuss current models of chromosome organisation, several examples of cutting edge research aimed at understanding role of chromatin in cell diffe
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Do Garnaut’s targets add up?
On Friday, 5 September 2008, Professor Ross Garnaut released his much awaited supplementary draft report on targets and trajectories. The report argues that Australia's mid- and long-term targets should be to reduce emissions net of international trading by 10 per cent from 2000 levels by 2020, and 80 per cent by m2050. This, we are told, is a proportionate contribution to the ‘achievable' international goal of stabilising the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases at 550 parts per
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What Ostriches Can Teach Us About Risk
A new book by Wharton professors Howard Kunreuther and Robert Meyer offers an innovative solution for addressing the biases that prevent people and groups from adequately preparing for disasters.
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Endangered Animals of the Amazon
Professional Video- Meet Brazil's Candiru Asu, the most feared scavenger in the Amazon's waters, famed for gorging meat from the inside out. See this footage as a swarm punch a hole inside a dead fish.(02:51)
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James Syhabout: "Commis"
James Syhabout (pronounced See-HAH-boot), chef/owner of Oakland's fine dining hotspot Commis, will share his thoughts on cooking and demonstrate how to make a Commis-style citrus cured salmon soup. James grew up in Oakland, watching his mother cook in Thai restaurants, and has been cooking ever since. He opened Michelin starred Commis in 2009, followed soon after by Box & Bells, the Dock at Linden Street, and Oakland's Hawker Fare. Each restaurant has its own unique concept. This week James
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Horses' New Year's Dinner (1916) | BFI National Archive
Horses' New Year's Dinner (1916) | BFI National Archive Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetotheBFI. Watch more seasonal treats on the BFI Player: http://bit.ly/13bqy6F There's no sign of any New Year's diets or detoxes going on at the Cricklewood Home of Rest for Horses. Instead, the retired nags - former London cab horses and military steeds, are treated to a well-earned feed by a well-to-do looking crowd (and a soldier in uniform). The film singles out Marlborough, the old charger of the late
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University Senate, Oct. 22, 2014
3:00 pm 1. Call to Order 3:00 pm 2. Approval of Minutes 3:00 pm 3. State of the University 3.1 Connie Ballmer, Chair of the Presidential Search Committee Presentation and Discussion 3:20 pm 4. New Business 4.1 Presentation of Recommendations from Senate Task Force to Address Sexual Violence and Survivor Support (Carol Stabile and Randy […]
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4.2.1 Composition

The current three-way catalyst, shown schematically in Figure 1, is generally a multicomponent material, containing the precious metals rhodium, platinum and (to a lesser extent) palladium, ceria (CeO2), γ-alumina (Al2O3), and other metal oxides. It typically consists of a ceramic mono
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Season 3 – Lesson 03 – Coffee Break Spanish
Coming up in this lesson: This lesson was originally released in October, so in lesson 3 of Show Time Spanish, Alba tells Mark about a Halloween party she attended. They discuss the traditions of Halloween. In the intermedio José provides two alternative ways to say that you’re tired. Grammar points include reflexive verbs in a […]
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1 Superconductivity

Superconductivity was discovered in 1911 by Heike Kamerlingh Onnes (Figure 1) as he studied the properties of metals at low temperatures. A few years earlier he had become the first person to liquefy helium, which has a boiling point of 4.2 K at atmospheric pressure, and this had opened up a new range of temperature to experimental investigation. On measuring the resistance of a small tube filled with mercury, he was astonished to observe that its resistance fell from ~0.1 Ω at a temper
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Babbage: A plug for batteries

Better batteries are providing the jump start that electric cars need. Plus, could nuclear power plants soon be floating at sea? And why most areas on Earth are more biodiverse now than ever before, thanks to humans


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Corvallis Science Pub with Cristina Eisenberg, Oregon State University conservation biologist
Fifty years ago, Congress passed the Wilderness Act, which today protect nearly 110 million acres in the United States. At the Corvallis Science Pub, Cristina Eisenberg, an Oregon State University conservation biologist, discussed why intact wilderness areas matter more today than they did in 1964.
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Social psychology and politics
Why are social psychologists interested in politics, and how can they help us understand things like social movements, protest and activism? This free course, Social psychology and politics, moves away from a state-centric study of politics and, using insights from social psychology, explores the role of identity, personality and culture for political action. The course introduces a critical perspective considering how psychologists themselves can be activists and interrogating the norms of ‘g
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Except for third party materials and otherwise stated (see http://www.open.ac.uk/conditions terms and conditions), this content is made available under a http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2

CSET Science Subtest I: Earth Resources

The University of California, Irvine Extension, supported by generous grants from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and The Boeing Company, is developing online courses to prepare science and mathematics teachers for the California Subject Examination
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Embedding the concept of competency maps
This presentation outlines the background, context and transferability of a competency mapping tool originally developed in health but suitable for enterprise
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9.3 Monoamine oxidase A, maltreatment during childhood and later violence

One Dutch family was found to have a history of antisocial (aggressive) behaviour. Genetic studies were conducted and a potential culprit gene MAOA, monoamine oxidase A, identified. The aggressive individuals in the family appeared to have a mutant gene which produced no MAOAP, an enzyme involved in the breakdown of certain neurotransmitters, including serotonin. A knockout mouse model, in which the MAOA gene was inactive, was also found to be aggressive, apparently confirming the role of MAO
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Journal of Economic Literature (JEL)
The Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) is an academic journal that began publication in 1969 under the auspices of the American Economic Association (AEA) with quarterly issues and continues to this day. It aims "to help economists keep up with the ever-increasing volume of economics research. This goal is effected by publishing survey articles and essays, book reviews, and an extensive bibliographic guide to the contents of current economics periodicals". AEA Members are entitled to receive J
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Pope to visit Cuba en route to U.S. this fall
Cubans rejoice over news Pope Francis will make a Cuba-U.S. trip, capping his success in bringing the former enemies together after more than half a century of antagonism. Vanessa Johnston reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, f
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